In this lesson you will

  • #1 Welcome to School – echo sing
  • read the So-me storybook
  • #72 Old Mother Brown
  • #73 Penguin Polka

Review

  • #68 “The Sewing Machine” – keep beat, play along
  • #69 “Ha Ha This-a-Way” – move
  • #70 “Snowman Joe” – sing, show body scale

Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can keep a steady beat with movement and instruments.
  • I can move and point to show high and low sounds.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to School

1 Sing the echoes in #1 "Welcome to School"

Sing the echoes in #1 "Welcome to School".

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!

2 Listen to the story "So-me Goes to the Party"

If you have the storybook, read it to students.

If not, watch the video version of the story.

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!
Song Used: Old Mother Brown

3 Play the Game for #72 "Old Mother Brown"

Adapt the singing game

For Zoom: Choose one student to act out an animal or an action. Sing the song together. Give the students in the class 3 guesses to figure out what "it" was.

In-Person: Choose one student to act out an animal or an action. Listen to the song together. Give the students in the class 3 guesses to figure out what "it" was.

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!
Song Used: Old Mother Brown

4 Watch the note highlights of #72 "Old Mother Brown"

Watch the note highlights video to see how the notes go higher and lower.

Move your arms to show how the notes go.

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!
Song Used: Old Mother Brown

5 Optional: Do the solfa challenge for #72 "Old Mother Brown"

This activity is optional because many kindergarten classes do not learn to label so and mi.

If you do label so and mi in kindergarten, or play the game with grades 1-2, do the challenge.

Song Used: Penguin Polka

6 Learn to sing #73 “Penguin Polka“

Listen to the song.

Play the video again and sing along.

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!
Song Used: Penguin Polka

7 Watch Mrs. Gagne teach you the movements to #73 "Penguin Polka"

Copy the teacher.

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!
Song Used: The Sewing Machine

8 Keep the beat with #68 “The Sewing Machine”

Keep the beat with #68 “The Sewing Machine”.

Play the video again and take turns being the leader making up new movements for the class to copy.

We can call this game "Copycat!"

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!
Song Used: The Sewing Machine

9 Keep the beat with #68 “The Sewing Machine” using sticks

Keep the beat with #68 “The Sewing Machine” using sticks.

If you are at home, use 2 spoons, or 2 wooden spoons, or dowels if you have them!

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!
Song Used: Ha Ha This-A-Way

10 Review the singing game #69 "Ha Ha This-a-way"

In this demo, the game is played a little differently than last week.

Adapt the game for Zoom or in-person lessons.

All clap with the teacher as their "partner".
Do the other movements in place.

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!
Song Used: Snowman Joe

11 Listen to and sing #70 “Snowman Joe”

Listen to and sing #70 “Snowman Joe”.

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!
Song Used: Skinnamarink

12 Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”

Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”.

Video not working? Try our alternate video player!